FARMINGTON — Kimberly Ballanceau wasn’t surprised that she gave birth to the first new year’s baby at Franklin Memorial Hospital this year.

“I’ve been hearing that we were going to have him on New Year’s ever since we found out my due date,” she said.

At 9:52 a.m. Thursday, Ballanceau gave birth to a healthy 7 pound, 1.2 ounce boy.

The hospital’s first birth of 2015, Adam Kevin Oberton, came two days after his Dec. 30 due date.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Waterville’s Inland Hospital and Skowhegan’s Redington-Fairview General Hospital had not reported New Year’s Day babies.

The year’s first Maine baby, Wil Vander Lugt, was born at 12:48 a.m. at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. He’s the son of Amanda Adcock and Chad Vander Lugt.

Adam’s father, John Oberton, was more surprised at the timing.

“She wanted him out a week before he was due, so the fact that he was born on New Years is quite miraculous,” he said.

Ballanceau, 21, and Oberton, 22, of Livermore Falls, have two other children, 4-year-old Nicholas and 2-year-old Nathan.

They named the latest addition to their family after Oberton’s uncle Adam Hennessy, who died about two years ago, and Oberton’s stepfather, Kevin Davis.

The birth was attended by Dr. Tara Amaund of Franklin Health Women’t Care, as well as Oberton.

“I wouldn’t miss it for the world,” Oberton said.

As the hospital’s first baby of 2015, Adam’s family will get several gifts from the hospital and local businesses, including a push-around buggy, a $25 deposit account certificate from Bangor Savings Bank, multiple gift certificates, baby clothes and toys.

Evan Belanger — 861-9239

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Twitter: @evanbelanger

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